Burmese Snacks · Side Dish

Burmese Fresh Water Shrimp Fritters (Pa-Zun-Gwet-Kyaw)

Burmese Language Lesson Pa Zun –> Shrimp Gwet (or Khwet as written) –> Cup Shaped Kyaw –> Fritters or Fries Today I am recreating a famous Burmese street food called Pazun Gwet Kyaw, which is a fritter made of succulent freshwater shrimps, onions and beansprouts. It is the best of both worlds when the shrimp… Continue reading Burmese Fresh Water Shrimp Fritters (Pa-Zun-Gwet-Kyaw)

Side Dish

Stir-fried Straw Mushroom and Water Spinach (Kaut-Yoe-Mho-Kazun-Ywet-Kyaw)

Burmese Language Lesson Kaut-Yoe -> Paddy Straw Mho -> Mushroom Kazun Ywet -> Water Spinach Kyaw -> Frying or Stir-frying (v.), fried or stir-fried food (n.) Today, you will be introduced to an ideal vegetable side dish of Burmese people, which features not one, but two vegetables in a leading role, straw mushroom and water… Continue reading Stir-fried Straw Mushroom and Water Spinach (Kaut-Yoe-Mho-Kazun-Ywet-Kyaw)

One-Dish Meal

Kneaded Fish Rice (Ngar-Htamin-Nal)

Burmese Language Lesson Ngar –> Fish Htamin –> Rice Nal –> Kneaded Inle –> Small Lake (pronounced as Inn Lay) Inn-Thee –> a particular type of tomatoes grown in Inle Lake Inn-Thar –> Inle Lake dwellers Shan –> One of the eight major ethnic national groups in Burma (Myanmar) What is Ngar-Htamin-Nal? Originated from the… Continue reading Kneaded Fish Rice (Ngar-Htamin-Nal)

Burmese Salad

Pickled Bean Sprout Salad (Pel-Pin-Chin-Thote)

Burmese Language Lesson Pel Pin (paut) –> Bean Sprout Chin –> Sour Thote –> Salad Pel Pin Chin –> Pickled Bean Sprout Burmese Salads Beautifully and intricately constructed salads are a hallmark of Burmese cuisine. Burmese people’s love for their salads is evident in their everyday lives and every corner of the street. Burmese salads usually require… Continue reading Pickled Bean Sprout Salad (Pel-Pin-Chin-Thote)

Side Dish

Burmese Potato Chips (Arloo-Bamar-Kyaw)

Burmese Language Lesson Arloo -> Potato (Arloo is an adopted Indian word for potato) Bamar -> Burmese style Kyaw ->  Chips or fries What is Arloo Bamar Kyaw? Looking for something to satisfy your salty cravings? And potato chips seem to be the best option? You have to try these homemade Burmese Potato Chips. This… Continue reading Burmese Potato Chips (Arloo-Bamar-Kyaw)

Main Curry

Bachelor’s Chicken Curry (KyetThar-KarLaThar-Hinn)

What is “ KyetThar-Karlathar-Hinn”? First, Burmese language lesson Kyet –> Chicken Thar –> Meat in general Three-syllabus word KarLaThar –> Bachelor Hinn –> a cooked meal or curry. The origin of “Bachelor’s Chicken Curry” Every time my grandma made this dish, I would nag her to repeatedly tell me the story behind it. I believe… Continue reading Bachelor’s Chicken Curry (KyetThar-KarLaThar-Hinn)